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Exotics 30

aka “thanks to Tony A 34” is the best title for this, and I’m sure you’ll agree.  If you’ve lost track, “exotic” is my term for unusual vessels calling in the sixth boro.  Although the series started with a workboat repurposed as a live aboard, in the past few years the term has evolved to […]

Exotics 29

In my view, the sixth boro sees the regular traffic, the less regular, the new ones (new hulls or just new names) and then there are the exotics, vessels that might ever call here only once.  Vos Star is certainly an exotic, even though it had been working off SE Long Island for the past […]

Exotic Queen

I’ve usually used “exotic” for offshore windfarm-related vessels or others that are rarely-seen, because prior to five or so years ago, such vessels never called here.  In this case, cruise ships became quite scarce because of Covid, and so I counted myself fortunate to catch QM2 arriving this morning.  The fog blocked out the familiar […]

Exotic Friday

You know that day after T’giving?  Maybe you call it by another name, whose derivation you might not know.  For me it’s sometimes a good day to keep my eyes open, as was the case back in 2012. Permute that number to 2021, and it was also a good day to be out, despite the […]

Exotics 28

I knew some of what was arriving there, just not everything.  How it was configured I didn’t know, and this fata morgana version from a half dozen miles out didn’t help, especially since it looked a bit like a sea monster. It had rained twice already this afternoon, and with a long rain the day […]

Exotics 27

I’m back in the boro;  the twenty teens and twenties here have brought in these exotic vessels involved in wind farm work.  Fugro Brasilis has been here before;  I caught her just over a year ago at the Narrows. I’m wondering about that boot stripe;  did she leave much heavier than her return?  If you […]

Exotics 26

I knew it was not a container ship, not a tanker or bulker, fishing boat, lift boat, experiment, military vessel, a megayacht.  Despite the vertical structure, it’s not a sailboat, although it’s a wind boat.  That makes it exotic.  For what it’s worth, I document as many of these vessels as possible because they are […]

Exotics 25

Summer haze and location compromise these photos, but in the interest of documenting specialty vessels that enter the sixth boro, I present to you . . . Geoquip Saentis, a recently overhauled 2005 geotechnical drill vessel.  She was in the boro last year as well here. She’s been working in a tight clutch with her […]

Exotics 24

I’m always thrilled to see these specialized vessels in the sixth boro.  I’d seen Regulus before, but see how her deck machinery back in November 2019 was different than it is now.  Versatility is key. That red T identifies her as a Tidewater boat, a PSV (platform supply vessel), one of hundreds of speciality vessels […]

Exotics 23

The Deep Helder post could have been an exotic post, but I’ll wait to do that until it comes into the sixth boro, which it just may one of these days. But Hammerfest as port of registry . . .  this may very well be the first time I see that registry on a vessel […]